Lake Erie's comeback falls short as they fall to San Antonio in a shoot-out 5-4. The Monsters were only able to secure a single point against the Rampage in back-to-back games. Joel Chouinard notched his fourth goal of the season, but the Monsters trailed the Rampage 3-1 entering the third period. By the five minute mark of the third period, Patrick Bordeleau (1) and Mark Olver (21) scored to tie the game at three.
The Monsters were forced to rally again as they fell behind on a Matt Pope goal. Matt Generous had five shots on goal for the Monsters and tallied his first goal of the season with the club to tie the game at four. However, the Monsters were unable to beat Al Montoya in the shoot-out.
Jason Bacashihua stopped 27 shots during regulation and overtime and only allowed one goal in the shoot-out. Mark Olver was named the third star of the game. The Monsters will face-off against the Abbotsford Heat on Sunday.
Tulsa tops Mississippi 5-3. Trevor Cann stops 27 of 30 shots to secure his 10th win of the season. Each club was 1-8 on the power play and the Oilers were held to 21 shots despite the win. Tulsa improves to 24-19-2.
London edges Belleville in a shoot-out 5-4. It took 49 games, but defenseman Stephen Silas finally scored his first goal of the season. He also assisted on two other Bulls tallies. Belleville scored three times in the third period to rebound from a 4-1 deficit, but were unable to score in the shoot-out. Silas was plus one and was penalized for hooking in the third period.
Owen Sound skates by Guelph 5-1. The Attack had a 42-30 shot advantage. Joey Hishon assisted on a second period power play goal by Owen Sound. He also notched his 30th goal of the season late in regulation. Hishon spent plenty of time in the penalty box with slashing, unsportsmanlike conduct, and hooking penalties. The Attack currently hold the best record in the Western Conference at 34-15-0-2.
Saskatoon shuts down Lethbridge 5-0. With the victory, the Blades have clinched a playoff spot. Stefan Elliott recored his 22nd goal of the season and was plus two for the game. He continues to lead all defensemen in scoring and now has 59 points in 52 games.
Portland dumps Tri-City 8-2. The Winterhawks fired 54 shots on the Americans net. Portland was 3-7 on the power play. Troy Rutkowski assisted on one of those power play goals in the first period. He was penalized for roughing at the end of the second period. Portland has won three straight and nine of their last 10.
Prince George shuts out Kelowna 3-0. The Rockets were held to 23 shots on net. Tyson Barrie was minus two for the game and received a roughing minor in the third period. The teams combined to go 0-15 on the power play. The Rockets have dropped back-to-back games.
Spokane throttles Seattle 5-1. Calvin Pickard allowed all five goals on 59 shots. Four of those goals were power play tallies. Seattle is 1-8-0-1 in their last 10 games.
Miami blanks Michigian 3-0. Luke Moffatt failed to record a shot on goal and was minus two for the game. He skated on the fourth line for the Wolverines. Michigan was 0-7 on the power play. The loss drops them to 17-9-4.
Minnesota-Duluth out lasts Minnesota 6-4. The Bulldogs took three out of a possible four points from the two game weekend set. Kent Patterson had a tough night in net as he gave up five of the six Duluth goals on 39 shots faced. His record falls to 9-6-4. Bulldogs forward Mike Connolly had five goals in the contest, including the empty netter. Nate Condon scored his seventh goal of the season; which came with an empty net for the Gophers. Overall, he finished with three shots on goal and a plus one rating. The loss drops Minnesota to seventh place in the conference.
Ilves upends TPS 4-1. Sami Aittokallio stopped 27 shots to earn the win. He has played in 11 games for Ilves and has posted a goals against average of 3.10 and save percentage of 0.894.